Oak Park Cemetery

img_4267Claremont’s one cemetery sits tucked into a southeastern corner of the city. However, “the first burials in Claremont were under an oak tree on Edward Norton’s property. That oak tree is still standing and is located at 740 Harvard Ave.”*

Today, that oak tree is right smack dab next to a palm tree, but it is still taller than the palm.


Presumably those bodies are no longer there, and I would guess that they were moved to Oak Park Cemetery after it was established in 1897.

City founders and movers and shakers rest in the quiet and shady park-like setting.

*Information from Judy Wright’s Claremont: A Pictorial History



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